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Blogcritics: Open Source: Cheap Open Source Document Imaging

Feb 01, 2006, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Like many companies and individuals, I still have to deal with paper. Even though it's becoming an increasingly digital world, paper still reigns supreme in some areas. I have looked at document imaging systems in the past when I worked at another company, and found them to be quite expensive. Below is my open source solution to this common problem, and it only cost me hardware.

"Step 1: Find a good scanner

"Sometimes it's hard to get good hardware that is supported in Linux. Many major manufacturers are now offering Linux drivers and Brother happens to be one of them. They have a line of multi-function machines that work very well in Linux with their supplied driver (at least in my experience)..."

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